On 15 February, Giovanna Maletta, Acting Director of the Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme, participated in a meeting of the Arms Trade Treaty’s Working Group on Effective Treaty Implementation.
Maletta presented the findings of the SIPRI Policy Paper ‘Post-shipment On-site Inspections: Multilateral Steps for Debating and Enabling Their Adoption and Use’, published in October 2022.
SIPRI was invited to present the Policy Paper to inform a discussion on post-delivery cooperation conducted in the context of the sub-working group on Article 11, which focuses on issues related to the risk of diversion of weapons. The paper was published as part of a research project conducted in 2020–22—funded by the German Federal Foreign Office—which explored the role of post-shipment controls and on-site inspections in helping to prevent the diversion of military materiel.
Watch a recording of the meeting here.